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DACAFederal judge reverses Trump administration decision to end DACA    

Source: Jurist

April 25, 2018

-United States-

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday vacated [ruling, PDF] the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) [official materials] program, which protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children from deportation and provides them with renewable work permits. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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usaSupreme Court wraps up final argument session of term with travel ban case

Source: Jurist

April 26, 2018

-United States-

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Wednesday in Trump v. Hawaii [transcript, PDF; audio], challenging the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on entry to the US from certain Muslim-majority countries. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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derecho_01Ohio Supreme Court upholds state’s death penalty law              

Source: Jurist

April 19, 2018

-United States-

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled [opinion PDF] on Wednesday that the state’s death penalty statute does not violate the Sixth Amendment’s [text] guarantee of “the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury[.]” Maurice Mason, a former death row inmate, unsuccessfully challenged the role given to the judge during the sentencing phase of capital punishment cases. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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usaSupreme Court: ‘aggravated felony’ in Immigration and Nationality Act unconstitutionally vague

Source: Jurist

April 17, 2018

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[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] held 5-4 [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the term “aggravated felony” in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) [text], as it relates to §16(b) of the federal criminal code [text], is “unconstitutionally void for vagueness” under the Fifth Amendment’s [GPO backgrounder] Due Process Clause. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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usaFederal court holds that Uber drivers are independent contractors        

Source: Jurist

April 12, 2018

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[JURIST] A federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania [official website] on Thursday has found [opinion, PDF] that Uber limousine drivers are independent contractors and not employees for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) [materials] and similar Pennsylvania state laws. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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alemaniaGermany constitutional court declares country’s property tax regime unconstitutional             

Source: Jurist

April 11, 2018

[JURIST] Germany’s constitutional court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht [official site], ruled[decision, in German] the property tax regime in west Germany to be unconstitutional on Tuesday, citing the the current unitary valuations as violating the fundamental right to equal treatment under German Basic Law [text]. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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hammer-719066_1280California Supreme Court: authorities may collect DNA of suspected felons in custody               

Source: Jurist

April 03, 2018

-United States-

[JURIST] The California Supreme Court [official website] held [opinion, PDF] Monday that Proposition 69, otherwise known as the DNA Fingerprint, Unsolved Crime and Innocence Protection Act (DNA Act), which authorizes and requires law enforcement officials to collect DNA samples and fingerprints from all persons who are arrested for and/or convicted of felony offenses, is reasonable and valid under the state’s constitution. Leer el resto de esta entrada »